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you to run for governor i think of california. then cia director and then secretary of defense. it is you, jim baker, donald rumsfeld, dick cheney, you're on this mount rushmore of guys that have held every office other than the president. >> it's been a hell of a ride. i really enjoyed it. in many ways. you know, it's kind of the son of italian immigrants i've kind of lived the american dream, which is i've gotten a lot of opportunities to serve the country. and i've been able to do some great things. i really, you know, in the end i used to ask my father why as an immigrant he came to the united states. he said because we wanted to make sure our children had a better life. i hope that that's my legacy that in some way in all those jobs i gave our children a better life. >> i want to ask you a little about all of it, but i want to start with we've now had back-to-back secretary of defense that did a stint as head of the cia. how important was that stint? having that experience at the cia, how does -- how are future secretary of defenses -- what are they missing by not knowing
on his nomination for secretary of defense. one topic sure to come up is israel, which just launched an air strike in syria that u.s. officials say targeted a convoy of russian-made weapons that were headed for lebanon. now russia, the arab league, and hezbollah are all condemning the action. >>> and the new chairman of the senate foreign relations committee pays back $60,000 to a donor for airplane rides. and that donor is under investigation by the fbi. much more on a stranger sorry surrounding senator bob menen z menendez. good morning from washington. it's thursday, january 31st, 2013. this is "the daily rundown." i'm chuck todd. now less than 30 minutes away from the start of chuck hagel's confirmation hearing to become the next secretary of defense. we'll take you there live for his opening statement, along with what's expected to be some tough questioning from some big-name republicans. let's get right to my first read of the morning. let's start with the hagel confirmation grilling. could be the most contentious nomination hear of the president's second term and frankly, of
's no consistency in our policy decisions. in thegovernment's roleçxyxyx industry >> defense secretary chat -- defense secretary nominee, chuck hagel responded to questions concerning past statements on israel, iran, and nuclear weapons. this portion of the hearing is three hours. cable satellite corp. 2013] >> good morning, everybody. the committee meets today to consider the nomination of former senator chuck hagel to be secretary of defense. before i begin, i want to first welcome senator inhofe as the new ranking republican on our committee, succeeding senator mccain. senator mccain has been a great partner over the past six years, and i thank him for all the work he has done to get bills enacted, his leadership on a host of issues, his support for the work of this committee, and for always keeping our hearings likely. -- lively. senator inhofe has shown his strong commitment to the national defense over his 20 years on this committee. and i know that we are going to work well together and continue the bipartisan tradition of the committee. we are also pleased to welcome the eight senat
treasury can extend that sometime to july or august. david: a quick question in terms of defense, we will be talking about how defense cutbacks are hurting individual jobs in individual sectors and does this affect defense spending directly? >> this moves the debt ceiling fight the back. now march 1, automatic spending cuts and defense and other programs begin to hit and government spending on march 27. next up, defense spending will be a topic of conversation in d.c. and congress. david: rich edson, thank you from d.c. liz: the chief strategist in the pits of the cme. right now i would love to sit here and talk about the trading action for today. the last day of january, it all @ooks very nice. it looks pretty good for january. here comes the january jobs report, is that what people are looking at? >> absolutely. the whole week has been pointed for tomorrow. lots of consumer confidence, lousy gdp, lots of bad numbers. everybody is pointing for this number tomorrow. if it doesn't beat significantly, think we're in for a little bit of solid pressure. looking for 195, expecting 215. if
in this business. he had been secretary of the navy under ronald regan and assistant secretary of defense under ronald regan and one of the most decorated veterans of vietnam. united states senator. celebrated author. lawyer. and i thought he made a pretty strong, persuasive case. so did many of us. >> let's turn to cybersecurity. i was pleased that you mentioned cyber security in your initial remarks. they have moved expand its cyber security efforts. i have to talk about colorado. the air force academy is well positioned to train those. would you talk a little more on your take on cyber security and what sort of resources we need. >> i've been to those facilities in colorado a few times and don't know as much about them as you do, but i am familiar with them. they are essential to our national security. cyber, i believe represents as big a threat to the security of this country as any one specific threat. for all the reasons this committee understands. it's an insidious quiet, kind of a threat that we have never quite seen before. it can paralyze a nation in a second. not just a power grid o
are militarily defensible? >> i think that it's all negotiable. the quartet principles of 2006, which president bush laid down in the two-state solution, all of those issues have to be resolved. land for peace, trading land, all of those are final status issues that are key to the future of israel or before israel can agree to anything. >> so you're saying you might describe a resolution of this crisis involving withdrawal to the pre-1967 borders as perhaps one among several tenable solutions? >> as part of what has been talked about and defined, as i said the main the 2006 quartet principles and u.s. resolutions -- u.n. resolutions that that is part of a final status set of issues that have to be resolved. the united states, no other country can impose that on israel. that is a negotiable issue. but it has been out there. that remains to be dealt with in negotiations. >> is it one that you think the united states should encourage? >> i would encourage peace and a secure, safe israel. that is what i think most of this would want to see. >> ok. in 2009, you made a statement suggesting that u.s.
senator chuck hagel to be secretary of defense. before i begin, i want to first welcome senator inhofe as the new ranking republican on our committee, succeeding senator mccain. senator mccain has been a great partner over the past six years, and i thank him for all the work he has done to get bills enacted, his leadership on a host of issues, his support for the work of this committee, and for always keeping our hearings likely. -- lively. senator inhofe has shown his strong commitment to the national defense over his 20 years on this committee. and i know that we are going to work well together and continue the bipartisan tradition of the committee. we are also pleased to welcome the eight senators who are joining the committee this year, both of those who are new to the senate and those who are new to our committee. senators donnelly, hirono, kaine, and king on the democratic side, and senators blunt, cruz, fischer, and lee on the republican side. you will all find that this is a wonderful committee where we work across party lines to support our troops and their families, and their
glenn was on it, lee hamilton, james woolsey, they had access to the defense department secret documents and information and they came out with quite a different view. let me point out some of the things they came up with. they said maintain the triad. they said maintain tactical nuclear weapons. they recommended no change in the alert status. the defense department's nuclear posture review under president obama and secretary gates found the alert status should not be altered. they fundamentally found a need for nuclear-weapons. that's the point. your commission basically says it undermines their request for nuclear-weapons. i will give you a chance to respond. global zero foresaw this argument before your report was issued. they said "the conditions that might make possible the global elimination of nuclear weapons are not present today and their creation would require a fundamental transformation of the world political order. that's a very strong statement and i think it was aimed at this idea that it is practical and realistic for us to expect the world is going to move to zero nuclea
to consider the nomination of former senator chuck hagel to be secretary of defense. before i begin, i want to first will come senator inhofe as the new ranking republican on our committee, succeeding senator mccain. senator mccain has been a great partner over the past six years, and i thank him for all the work he has done to get bills enacted, his leadership on a host of issues, his support for the work of this committee, and for always keeping our hearings likely. senator inhofe has shown his strong commitment to the national defense over his 20 years on this committee. and i know that we are going to work well together and continue the bipartisan tradition of the committee. we are also pleased to welcome the eight senators who are joining the committee this year, both of those who are new to the senate and those who are new to our committee. senators donnelly, hirano, kaine, and king on the democratic side, and senators blunt, cruz, fischer, and lee on the republican side. you will all find that this is a wonderful committee where we work across party lines to support our troops and th
wants to become the next secretary of defense. >> gear up for a gold old fashioned grills. i want to know if you were right or wrong. >> will you please answer the question. >> if you would like me to explain. >> i would actually like an answer. >> i want the truth. you can't handle the truth. >> haegle faces questions from the panel. >> balance the budget and also the issue of sexual assault in the military. >> now estimated at 19,000 a year. >> they want to create the fear. >> a woman trying to defend her children. women he needed to defend themselves. >> they want to create the fear. >> trying to inject fear where a mother runs out of bullets. >> six bullets may not be enough. it is all fear based. >> at the senate hearing today for chuck haegle for secretary of defense. most senators thought this was the big question. >> troubling statements that he has made about israel. >> refused to sign the letter supporting israel. >> israel our relationship with israel. >> do you think the nation of israel has committed war crimes? >> john mccain thought this was the big question. >> did
, the cut back in department of defense outlays, is likely to fuel concerns about the size of a slow down and the full economic fallout of the large quote unquote sequester cuts scheduled for a month from now, the start of march. the president's press secretary said this about the sequester. quote, across-the-board cuts to education, to research and development, would have repeat, would have, damaging effects on our economy and our long-term economic prospects. unquote. a growing number of analysts believe the political will to stop the sequester is lacking. it will take effect, at least temporarily, they believe, and that will pose a further the f of this year. question. the fed is saying that the fourth quarter contraction october, november, december of 2012 was due chiefly to quote unquote transitory factors. is this true? or is the recovery stalling out pat buchanan? >> i think basically it is true, john. the u.s. economy is out of the intensive care it was in, in 2007-2008 but it has been walking the hospital halls ever since. the growth has been growing at an average of about 2%, u
frigget trained their weapons radar on a japan self-defense destroyer. they say it happened in the island they both claim. first time they confirm china has done this to an sdf ship. gonodera just spoke about it. >> translator: using this so-called radar, weapons radar, is an extraordinary act. the japanese government believes that the situation could have gotten extremely dangerous. >> >> he says they laj aid protest with chi noose ministry. he revealed it happened on january 30th in international waters. he says the vessels were about three kilometers apart. he says defense ministry analysts are investigating a separate incident from earlier in january. they suspect a chinese navy frigget trained its weapons on a self-defense helicopter. japan and china have wenlocked in a dispute over the senkaku islands. china and taiwan claim the territory. the japanese government nationalized the islands last september. chinese surveillance ships have been navigating in and around or out of japanese waters near the territory ever since. the area around the islands is believed to be rich in natural r
secretary of defense. >> when he takes office, the first challenge he has is he'll be in the middle of the sequester fight meaning an automatic across-the-board cut for the defense budget and every other federal budget that is supposed to happen march 1. >> ifill: and we look at the big money groups supporting and attacking hagel's nomination. >> woodruff: we have two takes onhe war in mali, an on-the- ground report from the newly liberated town of gao... >> ifill: ...and an update on the destruction of ancient manuscripts in the fabled city of timbuktu. >> woodruff: and we close with the story of a soldier who underwent a successful rare double arm transplant, after losing all of his limbs in the iraq war. >> i hated not having arms. i was all right with not having legs. not having arms takes so much away from you out of even your personality. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> viking river cruises. >> bnsf railway. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people
to cuts in defense spending just as reports came out congress is no closer to deal to avoid sequestration cu. we saw the number of jobs created is not grong fast enouough. more peoplple are filing fo unemployment.. herere to discuss this are twtwo of our favavorite contributors, j josh boaknd sahil kapur. welcome. there are plenty of ways to see a bright side in the economy. there are plenty of ways where people are worried as well. we have some breaking news on friday that the district financial officer is resesigni after last year he agreed to another fi-year term. what do you make of that? >> most voters saw him as the one official they y did not want toto see leave the governmt. >>>> you are rightht. many a are noot popular right now. >> this is s a prty good one with the d.c. government having the surprplus. >> foror all the praise for him ovover the yea that he has taken on the job of fixingg d.c. nances, there were some cocontrorsies that the e city cocil were looking into. what is your take on his resignationon? >> may gray credited him for a store near work. he was mired in contv
with the same type much programs . take the defense department. you know we had and you just talked about programs that were a few million dollars. defense department had cost over runs of 350 billion dollars in 2008 programs. costing out a aircraft for 11 billion. the confidence we had in the defense department that that was the right price. but my point is, we sold it to congress and we have cost overruns. >> i am going to let tracey jump in here. defense department keeps us safe. i am not sure. >> i am up night wor're worries about the jordan hooka. what bothers me most is the denial part of it all is well and why need a versionful alcoholics anonymous. hast halfful them don't believe we have a problem. >> one . outrage is a u.s. senator centered on the senate floor and calm would fox out for saying we make it up. >> government has never been able to control itself. there is no profit motive with the government and no incentive for efficienciy. since the end much world war ii presidents and congresses have had federal spending 18 and 21 percent of gdp. under president obama and harry r
hagel. the president's choice to succeed leon panetta as the next secretary of defense. hagel faces questions from the 26-member panel and at least three republicans on this committee have already said they won't support him including the ranking senator james inhofe. he made that clear in his opening statement. now it is extremely rare for presidential nominees not to be confirmed, are and are senator dick durbin, the senate whip, said all 55 members of the senate democratic caucus will vote for him. so, in order to break the filibuster, he'd need the support of just five republicans. and one republican senator, thad cochrane, has expressed his support. let's bring in "time" magazine's assistant med tore and "washington post" columnist and msnbc contributor. we've already gotten a little preview as we heard from inhofe what some of the discussion is going to be about. what are you looking for here, e.j.? >> first of all, i think hagel is actually in pretty good shape. i think a critical event in this whole battle was when he met with senator chuck schumer and schumer gave his bless
day for chuck hagel, president obama's tourist to be his next defense secretary. his old friend and fellow vietnam veteran john mccain jump all over hagel for opposing the surge in iraq. >> were you correct or incorrect when you said the search would be the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since vietnam? correct or incorrect? yes or no? are you going tonswer the queson, nator hage the question is, were you right or wrong? i would like to answer whether you were right or wrong. and you are fe to elaborate. >> i am not going to give you a yes or no answer -- >> let the record show that you refuse to answer the question. >> he finally gave the answer he wanted to give. >> i saw the suffering and consequences of a war. i did second think the srch. would this bwortthe crife? we lost almost 1200 dead americans during that period was it required, necessary? >> how much of that exchange was political, how much was personal, and how much was related to our defense policy, mark? >> 92, 11, 13. [laughter] a lot of it was personal. one could not watch those hearings wit
to come tonight, the challenges ahead for a new defense secretary; war ravages mali, and destroys part of its cultural heritage; plus, a rare double arm transplant. but first, the other news of the day. here's hari sreenivasan. >> sreenivasan: a federal judge in new orleans gave the go-ahead today to a settlement with b.p. in the 2010 gulf oil disaster. the company agreed to plead guilty to manslaughter and other charges and to pay a record $4 billion in criminal penalties. the gulf disaster began with an oil rig explosion that killed 11 people. before the well was finally sealed, it spewed more than 200 million gallons of oil into the sea. senator john kerry of massachusetts was confirmed today to be secretary of state. the vote was 94-3, as the five- term democrat won the overwhelming approval of his colleagues. kerry is 69, and a former democratic presidential nominee. senators from both sides praised him in a rare show of bipartisan support. john has already built strong relationships with leaders across the world. which will allow him to step seamlessly into the role of secretary
of defense. earlier this weekend, i sat down for a rare joint interview with the top military leadership the outgoing secretary f defense leon panetta and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff general martin dempsey. >>> secretary panetta, welcome back to "meet the press." general dempsey, welcome. let me start with the man that is poised to take your place. he underwent on thursday a pretty tough round of questioning. he seemed to struggle with a lot of the answers. of course this is chuck hagel, the former republican senator from nebraska. look at some of his answers. >> i should have used another term, and i'm sorry. i would like to go back and change the words and the meaning. the bigger point is, what i was saying, i think -- what i meant to say, should have said, is recognizable. it's been recognized, is recognized. well, i said it. and i don't remember the context or when i said it. well, i said what i said. i said many, many things over many years. that's what i should have said. and thank you. >> secretary panetta, many of those answers did not satisfy a lot of republicans.
that goes on occasionally, e.j., when we see confirmation of defense secretary, whether or not combat experience makes you better at this. he is obviously a decorated vietnam veteran. but i'm wondering how that will inform how he answers these questions today and what kind of defense secretary he would be. >> first of all, i want to say something. his views aren't extreme and chuck schumer would not endorse somebody, his views on foreign policy are middle of the road. he wouldn't endorse somebody who was extreme. i think his vietnam experience is important. it's been noted and it's important that you now have at state john kerry and you would have at defense chuck hagel, two veterans of vietnam who look back and say we are ib clind to be very cautious before we commit american lives to any kind of foreign intervention. we want to be able to tell the troops. and hagel has characterized himself as an old sergeant, wants to tell the truth, so we need to make this fight. i think the good thing this hearing if it went there instead of just kind of particular attacks or questions to hagel,
as he seeks to become the next secretary of defense. >> i believe, and i always have believed, that america must engage in the world, not retreat from the world but engage from the world. my record is consistent on 0 these points. >> even after meetings with dozens of senators over the last few weeks, hagel still fielded a volley of questions from members of the senate armed services committee. >> my time will expire, others are going to ask as to why you did this. i was asking for the accuracy. if you don't want to answer that, that's fine. >> i just said i did vote against it and i was going to explain why i voted against it. >> and they'll be asking you for your explanation. i want to get to three other 0 things and that's why it's critical we keeping moving along here. >> today's hearing comes after a neocon campaign on the airwaves against hagel's nomination and after a vigorous defense of the president's cabinet choices from vice president joe biden. >> to suggest that two war heroes, a bronze star, a purple heart, silver star, taking over both the state department and d
, they were hard to discern. that will be s & p's defense. we didn't know and neither did anyone else. martha: we are learning the tour bus involved in that horrific accident over the weekend had a history of maintenance problems. according to federal records the bus failed multiple inspects. as recently as october this bus was slapped with 8 violations. a horrific scene that napped this accident. 7 people were killed, dozens injured. >> reporter: people were screaming as the bus driver lost control saying i'm going to have to crash, i'm going to have to crash. martha: the exact cause of the crash is underway but the they e look at brake failure. gregg: boeing is asking permission to conduct test flights of its dreamliner trying to find a solution of the battery problems that ground the entire fleet. government regulators are said to be evaluating the request. the lithium ion battery showed the same type of problem in a similar incident in boston. martha: there are new developments today in the trayvon martin case. lawyers for george zimmerman are trying to delay the start of this trial. phil
a secretary of defense is confronting today. what about the war in afghanistan? what about the war on terrorism? what about the budgety is quester and what impact it will have on readiness? what about middle east turmoil? what about cyber attacks? all of the issues that confront a secretary of defense, frankly, those were -- we just did not see enough time spent on discussing those issues. and in the end, that's what counts. >> you're fully confident chuck hagel is prepared to take your place? >> absolutely. >> general dempsey, we did a word count. something like 37 mentions of afghanistan in an eight-hour hearing. more than 130 mentions of israel. do you think that the questioning was not directed in the right place? >> well, i was somewhat surprised at the things that weren't discussed in depth. but i'm always concerned when afghanistan isn't prominent in any conversation we're having as americans because we have 68,000 young men and women serving there. >> are you confident of chuck hagel? have you spent time with him? you guys have to have a partnership. secretary of defense, c
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secretary of defense, chuck hagel came under heavy fire during his hearings before the senate armed services committee. they held his feet to the fire and they asked him tough questions about his past controversial comments including anti-semitic positions. watch this. >> he said the jewish lobby, a lot of people i'm a united states senator. this pressure makes us do dumb things at times. you said the jewish lobby should not have been used and some other term. name one person in your opinion who is intimidated by the israel lobby in the united states senate. >> well, first. >> name one. >> i don't know. >> why would you say it? >> i didn't have in mind a specific person. >> do you agree that is a provocative statement that i can't think of a more provocative thing to say about the relationship between the united states and israel and the senate and congress in which you said. >> in a speech on the floor of the senate you referred to israel's military campaign against the terrorist group member's as a, quote, sickening slaughter. i would suggest the characterizations -- do you think it is rig
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